Classic shrimp cocktail is one of the world's greatest appetizers. The traditional recipe involves boiled shrimp, but during the Summer, why not use the grill to impart a smoky flavor on the shellfish? That's what this incredible recipe does! The shrimp are seasoned lightly with smoked Spanish paprika before being charred on the grill. Chili sauce and horseradish are combined with seasonings and finely chopped celery for a quick and easy but super flavorful and almost spicy cocktail sauce. When I served these plump, succulent shrimp, they were gone in five minutes. I recommend making a double batch! Get the uncomplicated recipe now.
I'm a huge fan of Ina Garten. I love her fresh takes on basic classics and find that her recipes are incredibly reliable. Recently I made her roasted shrimp cocktail. Has anyone else made this easy appetizer?! It's absolutely perfect.
The roasted shrimp is plump and juicy, and the cocktail sauce — a slightly spicy combination of red chili sauce, ketchup, and horseradish — is so flavorful and delicious, I was licking it off my fingers. This portable dish can be prepared in advance, so if you're looking for a last minute appetizer for an Italian Christmas Eve, Christmas, or even New Year's, I highly recommend this crowd-pleasing favorite. Check out Ina's method after the jump.